Fancy Dan

Fancy Dan
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Mar 1964)
Created by Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
In-story information
Alter ego Daniel Brito
Team affiliations Enforcers
Abilities Expert martial artist
Skilled marksman

Fancy Dan is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was one of the founding members of the Enforcers, a super villain group who was first pitted against Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (March 1964).

Publication history

Fancy Dan first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (March 1964), and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

The character subsequently appears in The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964), #19 (December 1964), The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964), Marvel Team-Up #39-40 (November–December 1975), The Spectacular Spider-Man #19-20 (June–July 1978), Dazzler #7-8 (October–September 1981), Tales of the Marvels: Inner Demons #1 (1996), Marvel Knights Spider-Man HC vol. #1 (2005), Civil War: War Crimes #1 (February 2007), Daredevil #99-100 (September–October 2007), #102-103 (January–February 2008), Amazing Spider-Girl #16-18 (March–May 2008), and The Amazing Spider-Man #562-563 (August 2008).

Fancy Dan appeared as part of the "Enforcers" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #4.

Fictional character biography

Daniel Brito was born in Brooklyn, New York. Along with Montana and Ox (Raymond Bloch), he was a founding member of the Enforcers. He has great proficiency with judo and karate.

Fancy Dan and the original Enforcers (Montana and Ox) make their first appearance under the employ of the Big Man (Frederick Foswell). During this time, they have their first run-in with their longtime nemesis Spider-Man but Spider-Man defeats the trio.

Over the next couple of years, Fancy Dan and the team would be employed by Lightmaster in one of his many schemes, again bringing them into conflict with Spider-Man with similar results. They would then lend their services to Tech-Master in his revenge plot against Harry S. Osgood, only to be defeated by Dazzler. Fancy Dan and the team would also go up against She-Hulk at one point.

Following the Civil War storyline, Fancy Dan and the other two Enforcers (Ox (Ronald Bloch) and Montana (Jackson W. Brice)) joined up with Hood's organization.

In the Spider-Man: Brand New Day storyline, the Enforcers are some of many of the supervillain patrons at the Bar with No Name. They take bets with a person calling himself "The Bookie" over whether Spider-Man will show up to battle "Basher", an unknown villain who claims to have fought Spider-Man. Spider-Man does show up for the confrontation, but Fancy Dan is the first to suspect something is going on. He states that Spider-Man's 'butt is too big' and is roundly mocked for looking at the man's butt. Fancy Dan is proven right when the true Spider-Man does show up several minutes later. The Enforcers decide to get revenge on The Bookie, capturing him. The Bookie's father calls Spider-Man for assistance, and he agrees to help. Spider-Man defeats Fancy Dan and Montana.[1] Fancy Dan joins the Kingpin in Shadowland as he becomes his right-hand man.

During the Civil War II storyline, Fancy Dan was seen as part of Black Cat's Gang. He was involved in their heist until the Avengers showed up. Fancy Dan, Black Cat, and Kingpin's former minion Janus Jardeesh evaded capture.[2]

Powers and abilities

Fancy Dan is a skilled martial artist and he is an expert in karate and judo.

He is also a skilled marksman where he is good at sharpshooting and knife-throwing.

Other versions

Earth X

In the Earth X universe, Fancy Dan had mutated to being invisible except for his mustache. He and his fellow Enforcers were hired by President Norman Osborn to act as his body guards. However, they proved ineffectual when the Skull came to New York in a bid to take over the United States. Fancy Dan and his fellow Enforcers were put under the Skull's control and President Norman Osborn was murdered. Fancy Dan's fate following the defeat of the Skull remains unrevealed.[3]

Marvel Noir

In the Marvel Noir series, Fancy Dan appeared in the first issue with the other Enforcers member and works for the Goblin.[4] He was killed in the second issues when a horde of spiders who came from a spider statue, covered his entire body and started eating him. This coincidentally helped keep the heat off Goblin: evidence points to Fancy Dan having set a tenement fire that killed a little girl.[5]


Fancy Dan is shown to be still be around in the MC2 future. He runs a company called Brito Imports, and is pumped for information by Mindworm. Fancy Dan still has gangland ties, and is in charge of the Brooklyn gangs.[6]

Ultimate Marvel

The Ultimate Marvel version of Fancy Dan is Dan Crenshaw. Along with the other Enforcers, he is shown as an employee of the Kingpin that controls most of the crime in New York.[7]

In other media


Video games


  1. The Amazing Spider-Man #562-563
  2. Civil War II: Kingpin #1
  3. Earth X #9
  4. Spider-Man Noir #1 (2009)
  5. Spider-Man Noir #2 (2009)
  6. Amazing Spider-Girl #16-17
  7. Ultimate Spider-Man #10

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